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Old 04-17-2011, 07:43 AM
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Here are two tops I've finished recently. I've started a war on my scraps since trying to organize my room, folding fabrics and putting them in bins.

So, here are two of some of my recently finished tops. I got the ideas from you all here. Thanks so much. I'm working on another one like the one with the red border, only I'm going to twist the squares so every other one be a different direction and may use either black or bright green as the cohesive unit.

I found the huge one (the 1.5" strips) to be actually faster than the other one as all I did was sit down and sew strips together. It did take a couple/few days of free time to do that, but I did manage to use up a lot of 1.5" strips that way. Then, I cut them into 5.5" lengths. The 3" border was created at the same time as the other blocks.

The scrappy border on the blue quilt was created using adding machine (I think mine was credit card printouts) paper tape and sewing misc. shaped pieces to it til I had enough to go around the border. I was pleased with how they turned out. I use the crazy border on the crazy squares and the organized 1.5" border on the 1.5" quilt.

So, thanks for the great ideas for using up scraps and helping me get my sewing room more under control.

I am planning on making a scrappy log cabin with 1.5" strips and several scrappy irish chain quilts. I still have a bag full of 2.5" squares (6-8000) I cut out...maybe a scrappy 9 patch? I have many blocks already cut out--this is just to use up the misc. stuff stuffed into big plastic bags that isn't organized. A lot of it is leftover from the backs of charity quilts.

Crazy scrappy
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Very heavy, 1.5" strips scrappy
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Old 04-17-2011, 07:44 AM
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Beautiful.
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Old 04-17-2011, 07:47 AM
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Wow, those are gorgeous. I love scrappy quilts. :)
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Very Nice :thumbup:
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Old 04-17-2011, 07:53 AM
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Wow, I think you're winning your war on scraps- they are great!
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So cool, the first one looks like your looking through window panes. I like the both
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Wow! These are very nice!
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Old 04-17-2011, 07:59 AM
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Originally Posted by 4EVERquilt
So cool, the first one looks like your looking through window panes. I like the both
I like using "cornerstones" as it helps me get my blocks straight, but it also breaks up the solid color look of the sashing, which in the case of scrappy--I wasn't sure about doing...but decided to anyway, by using various 1.5" squares.

These are two I'm very pleased with. I have another one I finished recently but it is decidedly "not as good" in that the design (the colors) aren't as defined. Thus, the quilt ends up being kind of a mish-mash and not as pleasing to the eyes. Live and learn. From now on I'll do my scrappies with a bold or very light or bright sashing.
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Pretty scrappy quilts :D:D:D
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Two very nice quilts! Don't think we ever win the war on scraps but yours became something beautiful.
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